The Melbourne Fellowship is a leadership course, and skills turbo boost, for a specific type of leader: people working to change the world through public advocacy and campaigning. Graduates of the Fellowship program are fluent in campaign strategy and theory of change, and confident in using a full suite of campaign tactics.

They also join an alumni of supportive peers, who together will continue to provide each other with support, advice and friendship for many years to come.

Australian civil society is stronger when the people working for our many organisations have a diversity of experience and backgrounds. We strongly encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences to apply for the program.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The five-month program covers a deep dive into best practice campaign strategy approaches and tools, messaging, framing and communications strategy and practices, lobbying and direct advocacy to decision-makers, community organising, digital campaigning tools, media engagement and civil disobedience.

Run with leading expert trainers across the advocacy and campaigns space.

The Fellowship includes two residential three-day retreats, three webinars and 4 hours of reading material and homework each week.

Key Dates

  • Opening Retreat: 28 February - 1 March, 2020

    • Seminar 1 - March 10 (Tuesday)

    • Seminar 2 - March 16

    • Seminar 3 - March 23

    • Seminar 4 - March 30

    • Seminar 5 - April 6

  • Mid-Fellowship Retreat: 17-19 April, 2020

    • Seminar 6 - April 27

    • Seminar 7 - May 4

    • Seminar 8 - May 11

    • Seminar 9 - May 18

    • Seminar 10 - May 25

    • Seminar 11 - June 1

  • Final Retreat: 12-14 June, 2020 (Non-residential retreat in Melbourne)

  • Graduation Dinner: June 15, 2020

COSTS

The costs of participation in the fellowship program is based on the size and type of organisation and does not include travel.

  • $6,500+GST: Full Price - For businesses and B-corps servicing the non-profit sector.

  • $4,200+GST: Standard Non-Profit Concession - For non-profits with an annual staff expenditure in Australia of over $3 million.

  • $3,450+GST: Small Non-Profit Concession - For non-profits with an annual staff expenditure in Australia between $500,000 and $3 million.

  • $2,200+GST: Community Concession - For non-profits with an annual staff expenditure in Australia of less than $500,000.

  • $1,200+GST: Scholarship - For individual community campaigners who lack any organisational support. Scholarships are very limited, and their availability is subject to sponsorship procurement.